Best Costumes for Men with Beards in 2024

No need to shave your face to get the clean-cut look needed to dress up in the best costume for a cosplay event. Embrace your beard by choosing one of the top costumes for men with beards. Guys with beards seem to always possess a tough attitude and mysterious demeanor. While this may not be exactly true in all cases, you can’t help but be noticed when sporting a beard. Embrace your facial hair and cosplay as a bearded character like Daryl Dixon from The Walking DeadGandalf the Grey, or Jack Sparrow from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean! Browse all the costume guides to find the perfect costume if you’re sticking with your beard this Halloween!

Abraham Ford

Abraham Ford Costume

Get ready to suit up as Abraham Ford and take down some walkers in these apocalyptic times. Abraham Ford is a former Army sergeant who teams up with Rick and his group on his way to Washington D.C. while he escorts Dr. Eugene Porter.

What you’ll need before attacking a few walkers is a fake mustache if required, a survival bracelet, orange hairspray or an orange wig similar to his hair, a grey tank top, a leather sheath, black fingerless gloves, twill cargo pants, 40mm bridle with a double-stitch belt, a belt and holster, a powerline 340 pistol and finally a pair of uniform boots.

Abraham Ford Costume
Abraham Ford Costume Guide
George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin Costume

Being a well-known author is no easy feat especially for such a great series like Game of Thrones but George R. R. Martin seems to have done it. While you may not be able to become the author of Game of Thrones, you can at least get a similar look to him!

What you’ll need to get his look is first a wool blend fisherman’s cap which is definitely his signature item. You’ll then need a grey beard if required, aviator eyeglasses, a long-sleeve plaid shirt, a flannel lined shirt jacket, grey hair dye or wig if needed, loose fitted straight-leg jeans,solid color suspenders, a turtle brooch pin and finally a copy of Games of Thrones.

George R. R. Martin Costume
George R. R. Martin Costume Guide

Brutus Costume

Ready to become one of Popeye’s toughest rivals with this costume guide? While you may be quite the tough guy with this look, you’ll still be no match against Popeye’s strength. Team up with Bluto though and you may stand a chance of winning against Popeye and his spinach!

The things you’ll need for this Brutus costume is a muscle shirt, a navy blue yacht captain hat, gnarly teeth accessories, a short black beard if required,`a black short-sleeve polo shirt, a web belt, yellow felt circles to stick onto the front of your polo, brown boots and flat-front chino pants.

Brutus Costume
Brutus Costume Guide
Alonzo Harris

Alonzo Harris Costume

Denzel Washington captured the character of Alonzo Harris in, Training Day, quite well and now it’s your turn to replicate the look. When you get this costume together, you’ll have the tough guy look down perfectly and we know that you’ll garner attention no matter where you may be at the moment.

The things you’ll need for this look are a three-button leather blazer, a black mandarin collar dress shirt, a security badge, cross necklace, khaki pants, black doo rag, stainless steel male chain necklace, .44 airsoft pistol and black leather oxford shoes.

Alonzo Harris Costume
Alonzo Harris Costume Guide
Hugo Strange

Hugo Strange Costume

Have you ever wanted to play the character of a Batman villain? Well if so, you’d perhaps be interested in going as one of the strangest but most unique Batman villains out there. Hugo Strange is seemingly the only villain who knows Batman’s true identity but he seems to keep it to himself instead of revealing it.

To get his look, you’ll need a bald cap if required, Arkham patch, round black sunglasses, a white lab coat, a black beard if needed, a toy syringe, black latex gloves, black dress pants, a clipboard, Arkham badge and lanyard and black dress shoes.

Hugo Strange Costume
Hugo Strange Costume Guide
Cassian Andor

Cassian Andor Costume

Before you deliver any Death Star blueprints to the Alliance, you’re going to first need to suit up and get the right look. The look that you’ll be going for for this mission is none other than Cassian Andor who is an intelligent fighter from the movie, Rogue One.

The things you’ll need to replicate his look is a Captain Cassian Andor jacket, a blue ultra down jacket, twill jogger pants, a beige long-sleeve henley, belt and holster, black combat boots and finally to tie together the look is a Nerf Captain Cassian Andor Blaster.

Cassian Andor Costume
Cassian Andor Costume Guide

Drake Costume

Have you ever wanted to look like you were in the Hotline Bling music video? Well, we have just the guide for you on how to pull off Drake’s look successfully. This video reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and easily became one of the hottest videos of 2015.

To get Drake’s look, you’ll first need a slim fit grey turtleneck and pair it with grey fleece sweatpants and Timberland boots. If you want to accessorize the look, you will probably want to grab a cop of View from the 6 audio CD so that if people aren’t quite sure who you are, you can just flash them a look and they’ll most likely instantly know.

Drake Costume
Drake Costume Guide
Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon Costume

Arguably one of the most popular characters from the television series, The Walking Dead, Daryl is someone who’s basically the epitome of tough. At first he’s a bit difficult to get along with and he just wants to go his own way but as the show goes on, you see him soften a little and try to help the people around him.

To get Daryl’s look, you’ll need a cut off sleeveless denim button up, a Daryl Dixon adult men’s vest, straight leg jeans, red solid bandanna, black Timberland shoes, The Walking Dead Daryl’s crossbow, zombie makeup and a squirrel and raccoon dog toy in order to replicate the animals he hunts for food and whatnot.

Daryl Dixon Costume
Daryl Dixon Costume Guide
Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange Costume

Get ready to pull together quite the magical look with this costume guide of Doctor Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the movie, Doctor Strange. The movie puts a new twist on an old classic and if you cosplay as him, you’ll definitely get all eyes on you.

The things that you’ll need for this look are a Doctor Strange costume which you can find online or any costume shop around you, a brown wig similar to Doctor Strange’s hair, Doctor Strange Eye of Agamotto pendant, a Doctor Strange sling ring and finally a pair of tall black boots.

Doctor Strange Costume
Doctor Strange Costume Guide
Hershel Greene

Hershel Greene Costume

When you first meet Hershel in the popular television series, The Walking Dead, you may have a negative first impression of him as he comes off rather gruff at first. You’ll see that throughout the series that he’s actually a kind-hearted man who just has a stubborn side to him.

What we recommend to get this survivor’s look is a white beard, black suspenders, a black belt, a long-sleeve industrial work shirt, a tan belt holster, khaki pants, brown boots and a pair of crutches and cap gun to accessorize.

Hershel Greene Costume
Hershel Greene Costume Guide
Gandalf the Grey

Gandalf the Grey Costume

To pull of this look, you’ll need not just his costume but to also mimic his presence and wisdom. Gandalf is one of the, if not the most powerful wizard in all the lands and you can be sure to garner some respect from your fellow wizards with this look and maybe a bit from the awesome beard you’re rocking.

What you’ll need in order to pull together the look of Gandalf is first find an adult Gandalf costume online or in stores. Next you’ll need a sorcerer beard and wig, a smoking pipe, Gandalf staff, a grey throw blanket and finally a pair of black hiking shoes.

Gandalf the Grey Costume
Gandalf the Grey Costume Guide
Grunkle Stan

Grunkle Stan Costume

If you’ve ever watched the popular Disney series, Gravity Falls, you most likely already know who Grunkle Stan happens to be. We’re not quite sure what he’s up to since his intentions are a little foggy but there’s no denying that he has quite the look that’ll make you a stand out.

What you’ll want to pull together this outfit is first a two button vested suit to make a base for the costume. The others things that you’ll need to pull this look together are a white dress shirt, a bowtie, fez hat with symbol, a white beard, squared glasses and finally a brass handle cane.

Grunkle Stan Costume
Grunkle Stan Costume Guide
Iron Fist

Iron Fist Costume

Quickly gaining popularity as a favorite superhero among many people, Iron Fist character is really showcased well in the television series, Iron Fist. His personality and his morals resonate quite a lot with many people so it’s no surprise that you may have fallen in love with him and want to cosplay him well.

The things we recommend for an amazing costume are a henley cotton t-shirt, a striped woven hoodie, a kimono robe, cotton muscle shirt, casual linen pants, a canvas daypack, tabi socks, a curly brown wig and an MP3 player.

Iron Fist Costume
Iron Fist Costume Guide
Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow Costume

Get ready to venture on the seven seas as none other than the rugged pirate known as Jack Sparrow. Looking at him with his scruffy beard and worn out outfit, you’d probably assume something different about him than how he actually is. Jack is actually quite witty and he has no issue getting himself out of tough situations.

To get this pirate’s look, you’ll need a Jack Sparrow hat, eyeliner, a moustache and beard set, a Jack Sparrow dreadlock wig with bandana, deluxe Jack Sparrow accessory kit, Jack Sparrow costume kit which you can find online or in most costume shops, Jack Sparrow pirate sword and finally a pair of pirate boots.

Jack Sparrow Costume
Jack Sparrow Costume Guide
Jim Hopper

Jim Hopper Costume

Before you start looking for any missing people, you’ll need to suit up in the right gear and no one has a better outfit for it than Chief Jim Hopper from the popular Netflix series, Strangers Things. He may come off a bit unlikable at first in the series but you can’t help but come to like him as the series progresses.

The first thing you’ll need to create this costume is Hopper’s name badge to showcase who you are and where you happen to work. You’ll then need an adult ranger hat, Hawkins police patch, Twill PDU long-sleeve shirt, American flag embroidered patch, tan holster, deluxe security enforcement badge, tan dress pants and a 6-inch airsoft revolver.

Jim Hopper Costume
Jim Hopper Costume Guide
John Wick

John Wick Costume

John Wick is quite the skilled hitman who happens to have a kind heart as well. He does the job he needs to but he also knows how to keep a morality about him. One other thing that he seems to have is that he happens to be quite stylish and knows how to pull off almost any look.

What we recommend if you want to get a look like John Wick is to first grab a black suit as a base for your costume. You’ll then need a five-button vest, a black solid tie, a black dress shirt, tattoo stickers of scars, black dress shoes, a stuffed dog doll and finally an airsoft pistol.  

John Wick Costume
John Wick Costume Guide
Jon Snow

Jon Snow Costume

Mysterious and a bit intimidating, Jon Snow definitely has a commanding air about him which you will as well when you pull together this cosplay. Jon Snow has quite the complicated backstory which he tries escaping but ultimately it catches up to him. Jon Snow also happens to be a pretty popular character on the show and with his dark looks, rugged beard and personality, it’s easy to see why.

If you’re interested in cosplaying as Jon Snow, you’ll need a few key pieces first such as a timeless tunic costume which you can find online. You’ll also need a black pirate shirt, viking leather armor, a velvet cape or cloak with a hood, fur collar shawl shrug, black costume gloves, black costume boots, black sweatpants, a medieval sword similar to the one Jon Snow has and a black medieval ring belt.

Jon Snow Costume
Jon Snow Costume Guide
Khal Drogo

Khal Drogo Costume

Maybe we can’t be ferocious warriors in our day to day lives but there’s nothing saying that we can’t cosplay as one especially one like Khal Drogo. A character from The Game of Thrones, Khal knows exactly how to strike fear in the hearts of anyone around him which is what you’ll do after replicating this character.

We recommend grabbing a black warrior wig, a long black beard, face paint to make similar markings like Khal has on his body and face, armband and wrist guard, faux leather armor, burgundy wrap pants, a bloody sickle and finally a pair of brown captain boots to pull it all together.

Khal Drogo Costume
Khal Drogo Costume Guide

Logan Costume

By now, the majority of the world seems to know exactly who the mutant Wolverine is and exactly what he can do. He’s a rather popular character from the Marvel series and with his strong claws and healing ability, it’s clear to see how powerful he can be.

The things that this costume requires in order to look amazing are a salt and pepper beard that’ll make others envious, a white dress shirt, a single breasted suit, leather belt, a bit of fake blood, black dress shoes and finally Wolverine’s signature claws.

Logan Costume
Logan Costume Guide
Luke Cage

Luke Cage Costume

While dressing as Luke Cage may not make you bulletproof, it’ll give you a pretty awesome costume that others will be most likely envious of. Luke Cage may not look like your typical superhero at first but he proves just how strong he is, physically and mentally throughout the show.

To replicate Luke Cage’s look, you’ll need a dark skin bald cap, a goatee beard set, a black Sandstone coat, a black t-shirt, a dark hooded sweatshirt, Casio sport watch, regular fit jeans and a pair of black Timberland work boots.

Luke Cage Costume
Luke Cage Costume Guide
Master Roshi

Master Roshi Costume

A character who people can’t help but love even if he may have some rather unusual intentions at times. He’s good-hearted though and the role that he plays in the Dragon ball series on his little island is one that’s incredibly important. If you want to get the look of him down, you’ll need a few key items which you can find in stores or online.

You’ll first need a pair of sunglasses, a Hawaiian white floral shirt, a white beard, Dragon Ball Z yellow necklace, a staff similar to the one Master Roshi owns, a plush turtle shell bag and purple fabric paint in order to get it to its desired color, white beach shorts and finally a pair of flip-flops.

Master Roshi Costume
Master Roshi Costume Guide

McCree Costume

Overwatch has quickly become one of the most popular games in recent times and we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to cosplay as one of the characters, especially McCree. McCree is a bounty hunter and he’s definitely a character that stands out with his style and somewhat intimidating personality.

For outfit pieces, you’ll need a cowboy hat, a red flannel scarf, a brown shirt, brown leather gloves, brown pants, brown leather chaps, and a pair of cowboy boots with boot spurs.  Now the things you’ll need in order to accessorize are a fake cigar, robotic latex hand gloves, a fake revolver, a belt and finally a gun holster.

McCree Costume
McCree Costume Guide

Negan Costume

Menacing and calculated, Negan is a man that you don’t want to mess with. You may think that during an apocalypse, you’d only have to fear the walkers but sometimes the people are even more frightening. Negan does have a pretty cool look with his scruffy beard and rugged appearance but his personality could use a little work.

The things you’ll need to copy his look are a leather jacket, a white long-sleeve thermal, a .38 caliber cartridge gun belt, a red bandana, straight leg jeans, barb wire garland, leather combat boots and finally a baseball bat to mimic Negan’s prized bat, Lucille.

Negan Costume
Negan Costume Guide

Paul "Jesus" Monroe Costume

It’s hard not to love this character from The Walking Dead. He has quite the amazing personality, awesome skills and a pretty sweet beard as well. He goes by the nickname of “Jesus” to the majority of his friends but he doesn’t have a problem with you just calling him Paul.

The things you’ll need to replicate Paul’s look are a grey knit hat, brown sideburns, long brown wig, long brown goatee, a leather trench coat, a black quilted vest, a leather belt, leather gloves and black combat boots will be all that you need. Amazing fighting skills are also a bonus.

Paul "Jesus" Monroe Costume Guide
Ragnar Lothbrok

Ragnar Lothbrok Costume

When you get the look of Ragnar Lothbrok down, it’ll be easy to see that you’re just destined for greatness. You’ll be easily ready to take on almost battle that comes your way and you’ll probably make it look like a breeze just like Ragnar does on Vikings.

If you’re interested in copying his look, you’ll need viking leather armor, medieval tunic, a medieval renaissance ring belt, a steel dragon bracelet, black lace up pants, striped faux fur throw, a viking medieval shield and a pair of black boots to round out the look.

Ragnar Lothbrok Costume
Ragnar Lothbrok Costume Guide
Rick Grimes

Rick Grimes Costume

The main character of The Walking Dead definitely makes a statement with his gruff voice and leadership qualities. We can’t help but grow to love Rick as we follow him through the years as we tune into the series. We watch him grow as a character and we see him develop quite an awesome beard as well.

The things you’ll need for this rugged costume are a leather walker jacket, short sleeve men’s uniform shirt, a single holster leather gun belt, a metal country sheriff badge, khaki work pants, a cowboy hat, 6-inch airsoft revolver, sheriff department patch and finally a pair of black boots to complete the look.

Rick Grimes Costume
Rick Grimes Costume Guide

Tyreese Costume

Tyreese was a character we all love but we can’t help but feel like he was gone way too early. He has quite the rugged look about him so feeling intimidated is probably normal when it comes to seeing him. The thing about Tyrone though is that he has a heart of gold and he’ll do whatever it takes to help others in need.

The things you’ll need for him are a black beanie, ying yang necklace, white long-sleeve shirt, tactical shirt, hammer, black cargo pants, handgun, military backpack, shotgun rifle and a pair of black boots.

Tyreese Costume
Tyreese Costume Guide
Steve Zissou

Steve Zissou Costume

If you have ever watched the film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, starring Bill Murray, you’ll probably know who this is right away. Steve is a world renowned oceanographer and when he finds what happens to his crew after coming contact with a rare shark, he can’t help but seek revenge.

What you’ll need to copy this look is a red beanie, a light blue button up shirt, light blue pants, gun holster, an airsoft pistol, blue and white sneakers with yellow shoelace, The Life Aquatic Team embroidered logo and patch.

Steve Zissou Costume
Steve Zissou Costume Guide
Darryl Philbin

Darryl Philbin Costume

If you’re ever in need of a good laugh, watch The Office and you surely won’t disappointed. Watch an episode with Darryl Philbin in it? You’ll be laughing so much that you may not even have the energy to dress up as him afterwards.

The items required to pull together is look is a black beard, blue collared shirt with appropriate badges a black watch, black dress pants and black dress pants.

Darryl Philbin Costume
Darryl Philbin Costume Guide
Luke Hobbs

Luke Hobbs Costume

The Fast and Furious franchise may have many of movies but Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, doesn’t appear until the fifth movie. He’s on a mission to arrest who needs to be dealt justice and he is successful after a bumpy road.

You’ll need a black Underarmor shirt, a black modular vest, tactical pants, a leg holster, tactical glasses, a spring powered pistol, combat boots, fake goatee and a Dwayne Johnson tattoo set.

Luke Hobbs Costume
Luke Hobbs Costume Guide

After browsing this top list of bearded characters, you can argue it’s the beard that gives these personalities their alluring look. The facial hair gives you a handsome, don’t-mess-with-me appeal. But no matter what you think, we can all agree on one thing: any man with a beard has some undoubtedly cool costume options like Viking’s Ragnar Lothbrok, Logan from Marvel Comics X-Men, or Negan from The Walking Dead. And you don’t need a real beard to cosplay these great characters. If you have confidence and mystery (or fake facial hair), you can pull off any one of these great costumes.